Orthodontist / Dentist? What’s the difference

Some people assume that there isn’t much difference between a dentist and an orthodontist. But, did you know? Not only do they provide different treatments, but they also have vastly different qualifications. So, what is an orthodontist? An orthodontist is a specialist who focuses on the development of the face, teeth and jaws to reach...

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The health benefits of straighter teeth

You may be surprised to know that the benefits of having properly aligned teeth extend far beyond a confident smile. It is well known that healthier gums straighter teeth can actually significantly affect your overall dental health.If we all think about it — a smile can hardly be perfect if it’s not a healthy one....

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You are never too old for braces or Invisalign!

About 40% of our orthodontic patients are adults. Increasingly, adults are becoming more aware about the benefits of straight teeth and we now know that tooth alignment can be changed at any age if your gums and bone structures are healthy. Orthodontic treatment at later stages in life can dramatically improve your personal appearance and...

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OMG! I have bad breath now that I have braces! | Fresh Smiles

OMG! I have bad breath now that I have braces! Bad breath, or halitosis, is most commonly caused by poor oral hygiene, medical problems, or habits such as smoking or eating certain foods. But did you know that bad breath can also develop after getting braces fitted to straighten your teeth. Bacteria feeds on food...

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Age to consider Braces or Orthodontic Treatment for your Child?

At Fresh Smiles we believe it is a good idea to have your child’s teeth checked at around 7 years of age. Interestingly a child’s dental age is sometimes different to their real calendar age, meaning that some kids are more advanced and may need treatment a little earlier than normal. An orthodontic evaluation by...

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The Faster Way to a Perfect Smile Invisalign & Vibrapro

Did you know you can use the Invisalign clear braces system in conjunction with Vibrapro? Using both systems will give you a great smile even quicker than any other treatment plan. Technology for your smile has come a long way. Straighten your smile like it’s 2016 with Invisalign and VibraPro. Imagine where we’d be if...

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The Faster Way to a Perfect Smile Invisalign & Vibrapro

Did you know you can use the Invisalign clear braces system in conjunction with Vibrapro? Using both systems will give you a great smile even quicker than any other treatment plan. Technology for your smile has come a long way. Straighten your smile like it’s 2016 with Invisalign and VibraPro. Imagine where we’d be if...

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Professional Teeth Whitening V Home Remedies!

Imagine using peroxide from the bottle to whiten your teeth! Well, in the 1980’s people actually used this method at home and it was very popular! But you think Peroxide was extreme! Well we have uncovered some interesting facts on home whitening that we wish to share with you. For centuries people have used all...

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A short history of Dentistry and Orthodontics

Throughout human history we have been pulling out rotting and aching teeth, even since the stone-age times. For century’s mankind has struggled with the care and attention we all now take for granted. The idea of fillings or work to repair our teeth, or the ability to care adequately for our teeth is really a...

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The history of braces

The urge to have beautiful teeth can be traced throughout human history. Luckily, the technological advances in the orthodontics industry have made the process quicker and more efficient. Today, most people need braces for just a few years and even have the option for an invisible solution with Invisalign. See how far we have come...

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